Flexible care options

Flexible care options for foster carers

Flexible care options that make fostering work for you

Foster carers provide safe, secure and loving homes to children who need it most, and there are many different ways you can help.

Whether you’re an experienced carer or parent, a couple, single or an empty-nester with more love to share – you can help children and young people find a brighter future.

Open your home,

make a lasting difference.

When children cannot stay with their birth families, foster care can provide a nurturing environment where children can thrive.

From immediate care during critical times to part-time, short-term or long-term care to support children as they grow, Family Spirit foster carers have flexible care options, providing the ability to make a positive impact that lasts a lifetime.


A few days, often at short notice.


A few days or regular weekends to provide support for young people in care – as well as their carers.


From a few months to two years.


Until a child reaches 18 years or is adopted from foster care.


Care provided by a relative when they cannot remain at home.

Open your home to a child in need

As a foster carer, you can help a child or young person find a place to call home. Offer them the security, care and sense of belonging they deserve and enrich your own life knowing you'll have a significant and long-lasting effect on their wellbeing.

Be a part of the solution.